California College of Ayurveda Professional Workshops

Build a Strong Foundation of Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments and Elevate Your Offerings to Your Community.

~ Board Certified,  Hands-On Training ~

Speak to an Advisor to
learn more about our
Ayurvedic Body Therapy Programs and
How to Register.


This training will prepare you to
practice these techniques in a professional setting.

Learning The Healing Arts

Explore the variety of professional Ayurvedic education workshops and courses offered at The California College of Ayurveda. Our Ayurvedic Body Therapy and Yoga Nidra workshops offer the opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda or to continue your professional growth.

We are dedicated to providing you with a setting that cultivates professional and personal success.

We look forward to you joining us at our beautiful campus located in historic, Nevada City, California.

– Open to practitioners and the public 

Our Workshops

Ayurvedic Massage and Bliss Therapies (AMBT)

Ayurvedic massage and bliss therapies are the cornerstones of all Ayurveda spa therapies and panchakarma. These exquisite therapies are deeply relaxing and nourishing to the body and mind. During this program, students will learn how to perform one and two-person Ayurvedic massage (abhyanga) and learn how to administer Shirodhara and Svedana (herbal steam).


Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Students will learn the classical approach to Yoga Therapy and how the eight limbs of yoga can be utilized in the healing process. There is an emphasis on asana, pranayama, mudras and bandhas. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy can be adapted to any tradition or style of yoga practice.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course

Students will learn the philosophy, mythology, science and practice of Yoga Nidra and be prepared to lead classes for others. Students will be guided through several sessions and also practice-teach several sessions. All students leave with an evidence-based packet to bring into conventional settings.


Using the 107 energy points on the body, this treatment restores the proper flow of energy (prana) through the entire body and eases specific conditions while enhancing the natural ability of the body to heal. Practitioners work with prana & massage marma points with essential oils. 

Panchakarma Specialist

Become a practitioner who is trained to both understand the traditional process of purifying and rejuvenating the body and is capable of designing and delivering a proper program. During this 6-day intensive  students will learn and practice the hands-on treatments as well as important details about program design and case management.

Ayurvedic Facials

This lovely facial provides a soothing and exfoliating massage that nurtures the skin. Special energetic points on the face and scalp are massaged to calm the activity of the mind, creating a state of peace & tranquility. 

Chakra Dough Basti

Dough is shaped and used to contain warm herbal oils on special parts of the body, allowing the oil’s medicinal properties to penetrate deeply into that part of the body. Common areas include the low back, eyes and heart. 

Pinda Svedana

Utilizing warm pindas filled with rice or herbs soaked in medicated oil. When applied to the whole body it is good for neuromuscular and skeletal disorders. Applied to specific areas of the body experiencing pain or discomfort it supports healing. 


This treatment transitions between a relaxing facial massage using marma points of the head, face and neck and heat therapy. It is followed by nasal administration of herbalized oils to clean and purify the sinuses. 

Yoga Nidra Class
Yoga Nidra Class

Speak to an Advisor to
learn more about our Ayurvedic Body Therapy Programs and
How to Register.


AMBT Workshop Testimonials *

Enjoyed It

I really enjoyed this program!

Leah Shankar

Enjoyed Every Moment

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Micelle Coxon


Absolutely loved it. The material is amazing.

Rebekka Fox


I really felt shifts in my own consciousness and a real deepening of my ayurvedic knowledge.

Farzaneh Kashef


Very structured and thoroughly presented in a calm, relaxed and nurturing format. Excellent!

Linda Martin, R.N.


I feel very fortunate to have participated.

Bonnie Kish

Marma Workshop Testimonials *


I loved it. The material was so magic.

Kara Lukowski

Clear, Concise, Balanced

It was really great to learn more about Ayurveda from Dr. Halpern. I appreciate how he is so organized and gave unconditionally from his heart. He is very clear, concise and balanced.

Monica Yearwood


This is the part of the program that really made me want to change my life.

Michelle Bluette

Best Teacher

Marc is the best teacher I have ever worked with.

Gina Abeyts

Positive Results

“The information was well put together, easy to follow and the result was such a positive one. Dr. Halpern is truly what made this course for me. His presence and ability to communicate to all of us is one that is rarely found.”

- Totiana Lamberti


Dr. Halpern brings out information that cannot be drawn from a book.

Glen S.


I was very excited and surprised at how much we focused on energy and pranic healing. This knowledge is necessary and will never be forgotten. The experience was so gratifying and there is nothing else I would rather have been doing.

Jaime Lefcovich


Dr. Halpern is a wonderful guide and has great clarity in teaching.

Dimple Shah


As a full-time bodyworker, I will use this information every day.

Thomas Taylor


It was perfect!

Julie Wardell

Facials Workshop Testimonials

My Favorite

This was my favorite program. I really enjoyed it.

Monica Yearwood


The class was fun with a lot of information about skin care.

Carmina Pinto

Very Good

Don’t change anything, the quality was very good.

Florence Ramos


It was a profound experience.

Zsuzsanna Rosseter

Enjoyed It

I enjoyed the program very much.

Daniela Bayer


Very inspiring. I learned more than I expected!

Jesse Holland

Loved It

I loved this class.

Rebekka Fo

I Loved It

I loved it. Combining the facials with marma was very good.

Vidya Ventekesh


A wonderful presentation from the heart.

Nayla Lewis


This class was very exciting and uplifting.

Michelle Bluette

Never So Soft

My skin has never been so soft.

Kara Lukowski
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